[ley-bee-uh m] /ˈleɪ bi əm/
noun, plural labia
[ley-bee-uh] /ˈleɪ bi ə/ (Show IPA)
a lip or liplike part.
Botany. the lower lip of a bilabiate corolla.
Entomology. the posterior, unpaired member of the mouthparts of an insect, formed by the united second maxillae.
noun (pl) -bia (-bɪə)
a lip or liplike structure
any one of the four lip-shaped folds of the female vulva See labia majora, labia minora
the fused pair of appendages forming the lower lip of insects
the lower lip of the corolla of labiate flowers
1590s, plural labia, from Latin labium “lip” (see lip (n.)).
labium la·bi·um (lā’bē-əm)
n. pl la·bi·a (-bē-ə)
Either of two pairs of folds of tissue that make up part of the external genitalia of female mammals.
[lab-lab] /ˈlæbˌlæb/ noun 1. . /ˈlæbˌlæb/ noun 1. a twining leguminous plant, Dolichos lablab (or Lablab niger), of tropical Africa but widely cultivated 2. the edible pod or bean of this plant
[lah boh-em; French la baw-em] /ˌlɑ boʊˈɛm; French la bɔˈɛm/ noun 1. an opera (1896) by Giacomo Puccini.
n. “belly,” 1943, American English slang, probably from dialectal pronunciation of Italian la pancia “the belly,” from Latin pantex (genitive panticis) “belly” (see paunch). noun The belly; gut, kishkes: She let him have it right in the labonza [1950s+; probably fr Italian pancia, ”paunch,” with attached article and dialectal pronunciation]
noun 1. a socialist association, formed in Hamburg in 1923, uniting the Second International and the Vienna International. Compare (def 6).